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Old 03-13-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Okay, so what is the best way to tackle these bumps? They are about 3-6 incheches wider than my truggy so I think trying to jump them would be hard to line up.

Do you try and navigate through them or just plow over them?
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Interesting. The only way to find out for sure is to experiment with different lines and such and find the best one. It looks like if you could but your car right up against the outside wall, you could blast right through them easily.
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I noticed that when walking it, but I think it will be super tight for an 1/8 truggy and to nail that line from the drivers stand. Hope to get to practice this week some.
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Forgot to mention and the pic doesn't show it, but there is a wall just outside the pic to the left. I am standing on it to take the pic, so the outside line really isn't there because the wall
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Taking time for the inside line, rolling the first hump, and goose it for the second to the third... With a truggy, you should be able to blast right through that..... unless they are bigger than they look...
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Just hang on and enjoy the ride...lol I notice you are in lakeland, where is that track?
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This is the Triple Nickel 555 in Bartow. They are redoing it for this weekends State race. I went out last night for a sneak peak
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Which direction would you be going? Are those bumps at the corner entrance or exit?
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The track is not done yet, but I believe you will be heading for the straight away, so going bottom of pic to top. You come out of a tight corner to enter this section so your speed will already be slow from the corner.
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I guess if it was me and depending on where you enter this section I would try it one of these ways. Depends on how big the bumps really are and the actual room you have.

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I guess if it was me and depending on where you enter this section I would try it one of these ways. Depends on how big the bumps really are and the actual room you have.

I will try to make it out...looks like it will be fun. I was racing there for awhile until the Asylum took over.
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+1 on the double/exit unless there is traffic. You'll have to try it though. Easy to say from here.
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That's bartow....you will have bigger problems than that section by the end of round one of quals....lol...that track usually blows out real bad and makes for some fun and interesting racing. I have raced there in the past where almost every other lap you had to find a new line. But to me it separates the good from the not so good...lol
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+1 on 2fst2c post.
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lol...that will be fun at Bartow.

Reminds me of that center section that was at WOW for a while. From the pic I doubt you'll get any lift off any of them in a truggy. At WOW you couldn't really take a line, you just had to suffer through them at a pace your setup could handle.

I think in a truggy you could probably play with the setup to get it where you could power through them at a decent pace.

In any case - someone will show the fastest way on Friday I'm sure.
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